Individual Skill Development: Our program has placed a strong emphasis on developing individual skills so that players are able to control the game with their ability to manipulate the puck. Puck control is developed through stick-handling, shooting, and passing, and when combined with skating, will help make a complete player. All players want “soft” and “fast” hands, but often they do not have scheduled time in their practices to advance these skills. We allot a great deal of our instructional time to work on individual skills so that players will find confidence in the ways they play with and without the puck. Players are given the opportunity to handle the puck in a multitude of scenarios that they may encounter during a game.